Today is actor Keith Coogan’s birthday. In his honor I shall have a mini marathon of his movies and you should join me.
Coogan is known for his awesome roles in movies such as Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead, Adventures in Babysitting, Hiding Out, Toy Soldiers and Book of Love. I’m a huge fan of Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead and Adventures in Babysitting. It’s pretty awesome how he’s so different in each one, a slacker in the former and a nerd in the latter. Recently he was doing a really cool monologue project inspired by Julie and Julia called Monologue a Day or Monologue 365. In 2012 he has a film coming out called Waking.
I didn’t just want to do a teen idols post because that’s been done a lot. Plus I had a lot of odd or not age appropriate crushes as a preteen/teen. So I chose guys who I found hot back in the 90s. Because I had decided on shirtless photos they had to have turned 18 by the end of the 90s. I also used photos from the 90s when available & applicable.
(click for the full size photos)
from top upper left: Kevin Bacon, 3 Christian Bale (with Dominic West sandwiched in there), 3 Antonio Banderas, 10 Brad Pitt, Casper Van Dien, Matt Damon, 8 Johnny Depp, 2 Devon Sawa, 2 Matt Dillon, Stephen Dorff, David Duchovny, 5 Ewan McGregor, Harrison Ford, 2 Brendan Fraser, 5 Richard Gere, 2 Josh Hartnett, Thomas Jane, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, 5 Keanu Reeves, 2 Leonardo DiCaprio, Jared Leto, Mark “Marky Mark” Wahlberg, 3 Mark McGrath, Paul Mercurio, Timothy Olyphant, 4 Vincent Perez,2 Ryan Phillippe, Brad Renfro, Rider Strong, 5 Johnathon Schaech, 2 Christian Slater, Shane West.
Bill & Ted’s Bogus Journey is the sequel to Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure. Bill & Ted are slacker, wannabe musicians. In the first film they traveled through time. In this follow up they travel to the afterlife, awesome! This is the sequel that I always bring up when someone says “All sequels suck and none are better than the original”. While I’m also a big fan of the first film this sequel is at least 10 times more amazing. (Also, Keanu has way better hair.)
Rufus: “A special treat from the 23rd century, Miss Ria Paschelle. Miss Paschelle, as you all know, is the inventor of the statiophonic, oxyogenetic, amplifier graphaphoner delaverberator, hard to imagine the world before we had them.”
Rufus: “…and very important, do not do your homework without wearing headphones.”
Evil Ted: “He’s totally a robot.” Evil Bill: “So are you dude.” Evil Ted: “We’re total metal heads!”
Evil Ted: “Catch you later evil dude.”
Ms. Wardroe: “Guys, you keep telling me you’re going to be the biggest band in the world but you stink.” Bill: “Yeah, we don’t understand it either.”
Ted: “If we win I can totally pay you back the money I owe you.” Captain Logan: “And what if you don’t win?” Ted: “Well, um, I guess, um, maybe sell some more blood”
Ted: “I can’t believe Missy divorced your dad and married mine.” Bill: “Shut up Ted”
Ted: “What’s next?” Elizabeth: “Maybe she’ll marry you.” Bill: “Yeah, then you’ll be your own step dad.”
Evil Ted: “Aim for the cat dude, aim for the cat!”
Bill: “Dude?” Ted: “What?” Bill: “I wonder if after we’re married the princesses will stay over with us.” Ted: “Yeah, our girlfriends are most chaste.” Bill: “At least they’re not dating our dads.” Ted: “Good point dude.”
Evil Bill: “I totally fooled those other us’.” Evil Ted: “Yeah, they’re completely brilliant.” Evil Bill & Evil Ted: “Not!”
Evil Ted: (looking at a picture of the princesses) “I’ve got a full on robot chubby.”
Ted: “That other you’s a real jerk.” Bill: “Yeah, I’ve got to work on being more considerate to myself when I become him.”
Evil Bill: “Yes, I totally lougied on that good, dead me.”
Ted: “I can’t believe we just melvined Death.”
Bill: “You totally did it dude.” Captain Logan: “I totally possessed my dad!”
Bill: “Has this seance stuff every worked?” Ted: “No, but it will today, dude.”
Missy: “Spirits, can you hear us?” Ted: (hovering over Missy during the seance) “Yeah, and we can totally see down your” Bill: “That’s your mom dude”
Bill: (while falling to hell) “Dude this is a totally deep hole.”
(in hell) Ted: “Oh man, this is not what I expected this place to look like at all.” Bill: “Yeah, we got totally lied to by our album covers man.”
Bill: “Ted, if I die you can have my Megadeath collection.” Ted: “We’re already dead.” Bill: “Then they’re yours dude.” Ted: “Thanks dude.”
Bill: “There’s no way I can possibly do infinite push ups.” Ted: “Maybe if he let’s us do ‘em girly style”
Ted: (reading) “Only the most serene and enlightened souls shall gain audience. Dude we’re in big trouble.”
Ted: “Dude, we’re in heaven and we just mugged 3 people.” Bill: “I know, we better get out of here before we ruin it for everybody.”
Heaven’s Receptionist: “What is the meaning of life?” Ted: “Every rose has it’s thorn just like every night as it’s dawn” Bill: “Just like every cowboy sings a sad, sad song.” Death: “Every rose has a thorn.”
Bill & Ted: “Catch you later God!”
De Nomolos: “I hate them. I hate the robot versions of them.” Evil Bill: “You invented us dude.”
Death: “Did you assume that the most brilliant scientist in the entire universe would be from Earth?”
Evil Bill: “How’s it going lady humans?”
Bill: (to Station) “…plus you’ve got an excellently huge Martian butt.” Death: “Don’t overlook my butt. I workout all the time and reaping burns a lot of calories.”
Bill: “You totally killed us you evil, metal dickweeds.” Evil Ted: “Yeah, and we’re fully gonna do it again.”
Ted: “Dude, we still don’t know how to play.” Bill: “Maybe we oughta get good dude, Ted.” Ted: “How?”
(leave and return in phone booth) Bill: “That was a fast 16 months of intensive guitar training dude.” Ted: “Yeah, except for that 2 week medieval honeymoon.”
Bill: “And our back up dancers, Station’s most bodacious creations, the good robot us’!”
Death: “You might be a king or a little street sweeper but sooner or later you dance with the Reaper.”
Well instead of posting more often in July I was scattered and down in the dumps so I posted way less because I like to keep this blog positive. So I will be extending all 3 topics into August.
I actually did complete 4 90s Month posts in July but I have drafts for more topics that I want to discuss about the decade.
I totally dropped the ball and haven’t posted anything scifi related yet but I have been watching a bunch of scifi movies and TV shows and reading some scifi books. I plan to do a series of scifi related posts this month. I will be doing a Netflix post plus reviewing some movies and books.
30 for 30
While I haven’t posted any of my 30 for 30 outfits yet I have worn quite a few of them and already have some of the pics edited on my computer.
There were many different genres of music that were popular in the 90s but my all time favorite is alternative (or alternative rock). Much like disco music, which had a brief resurrection in the 90s, my favorite genre of music is dead, despite what Wikipedia says. They also list about a billion bands under this moniker, many of which I disagree with. However while putting together this playlist I figured out why. It’s a little trickier to define than I thought. It seems to have grown out of punk, goth, metal, ska and who knows what other genres. It’s also sometimes used interchangeably with grunge. Looking back, some bands straddled many genres or even just made 1 alternative album (ala the disco phenomenon).
Alternative just encompassed the slacker feeling of the 90s. Although alt rock is often considered depressing, it’s not the same as when you go through a goth or heavy metal phase (aka music to slit your wrists to), in that it’s not as depressed. I mean, it is, but you get a sort of a unifying feeling of everyone’s life sucks, not just yours, so get used to it.
I think for a while that we thought that alternative would come back, but then the good radio stations either folded or switched to pop or whatever this easy listening rock that is out now is called, it became apparent that Gavin Rossdale really was just a stay at home daddy (who occasionally pops up to sing ballads, ballads, ballads, sorry, it’s still horrifying) and even Eddie Vedder (who I was never crazy about or anything) decided that ukuleles were cool.
But let’s ignore that and just listen to this playlist of tunes, shall we?
BONUS: shirtless pics of Gavin Rossdale from the 90s. (click for the full size pics)